EMC for Consumer Electronics

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The drive for lower cost consumer electronics can cause Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) concerns. Cheaper, non-metallic casing, lower-power/low-voltage components and the inexorable demand for extra functionality in each product update can cause problems for manufacturers.

Still using EN 50081-1 or EN 50082-1? These standards are out of date and cannot be used in a declaration of conformity to the 2004/108/EC EMC Directive.

Consumer equipment is covered by a multitude of product-specific standards and also two generic standards: EN 61000-6-3 for emissions and EN 61000-6-1 for immunity. Our three laboratories at Bristol, Castleford (West Yorkshire), and Donibristle (Fife) offer pre-compliance and UKAS-accredited testing to the generic standards and to many product specific standards.

We can advise on procurement strategies, testing regimes, design issues and remedial measures necessary for this easily disturbed environment.

York EMC Services also offer training at various levels, from one day courses explaining manufacturers' obligations under the EMC Directive, through workshops on EMC Testing and EMC Design to advanced EMC design courses.

Last updated: 2008-Sep-28